2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

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2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

Never did so much luxury ride the range

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In a Nutshell
The 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser is full-size luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) that has remained popular and desirable over the many years it's been manufactured. Equipped with a big 5.7 liter V-8 engine with 381 horsepower, tied to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Land Cruiser displays spectacular off-roading capabilities.

Big, heavy, durable, and tough, the Toyota Land Cruiser has earned the reputation of being competent and reliable on the road. Still a great value, it has the spaciousness of an SUV with many luxury features you don't always see in SUVs. Standard features are plentiful and many options are available. Fuel economy is not the greatest at 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway.

New for 2011

A low-volume luxury SUV, the Toyota Land Cruiser doesn't often go through major changes. For 2011, it's basically a carryover and the only new feature is Toyota's brake override system.

Essentials

Engine: 5.7L V-8
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Body Style: SUV
Trim: Base Sport Utility

On the Outside

The Land Cruiser is a large body-on-frame SUV that endeavors to look both modern and rugged at the same time. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, fog lights, running boards, and a moon roof.

From the Inside

A luxury off-road vehicle that comes in a single trim level, the Toyota Land Cruiser comes with some pretty nice standard features, including10-way heated power driver seat, eight-way heated power front passenger, and fourteen-speaker audio. On the options list are a navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system, and backup camera.

Driving Performance

Weighing in at around 5920 pounds, the Land Cruiser almost seems to defy the laws of physics, while being surprisingly capable off-road. The trails are pretty easy for this SUV with Crawl Control which controls the throttle and brake when the going gets rough. Most surprisingly, the Land Cruiser goes from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 6.5 seconds.

Safety Equipment

Standard on the Land Cruiser are driver and front passenger airbags, two rows of seat-mounted side airbags, three-row side curtain airbags, and dual front passenger knee airbags. Also standard are traction control, stability control, and ABS with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution.

Gas Mileage

Land Cruiser: 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Spectacular off-road capability
  • Spacious, roomy cabin
  • Total luxury features

Minuses

  • Huge vehicle
  • Poor fuel economy ratings
  • High price tag
  • Navigation system not standard

Rating

Never did so much luxury ride the range

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